The Sierra Club is America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organisations whose aim is simply to protect communities and the world as a whole. Bimonthly they publish a free online magazine on a wide range of topics. This month they concentrate on how the world looks at food.
I recommend having a read of it, whether you agree with their sentiment or not, as the information provided is pretty useful. Just substitute ‘America’ for ‘Britain’ as we’re not far behind. Contents include:
The one that struck me the most and left a lasting impression was the last page of the magazine, comparing how different countries consume food. It shows four pictures, each of a family with a week’s worth of food:
Don’t just look at the foods, their apparent quality and packaging – take note of the number who must share this food.
Well, this lunch-time I’m off to the market to get some shopping. I suggest you do the same.